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Governors Island Tours and Tickets

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Just 800 yards (732 meters) from Lower Manhattan, Governors Island has long been an important historical landmark in New York Harbor. Home to two major military landmarks—Fort Jay and Castle Williams—it was used in defensive campaigns beginning in the 18th century. Today, it’s a popular summer retreat and easily accessible by ferry.

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NYC Statue of Liberty Cruise

NYC Statue of Liberty Cruise

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See New York City from the water with a sightseeing cruise from a bustling East River Pier. Navigate the New York Harbor for stunning views of the Statue of Liberty, watch for the iconic shape of the World Financial Center, and capture unforgettable images of the city skyline. See Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, then watch the Big Apple’s shoreline unfurl as you take it in from the deck of a comfortable sightseeing vessel.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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$27.00
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$27.00

Bateaux New York Premier Dinner Cruise

Bateaux New York Premier Dinner Cruise

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Forget trying to snag a hard-to-get reservation at New York's hottest restaurants du jour. Instead, indulge in a delicious 3-course dinner during the cruise on an all-glass boat around New York City that offers you an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty and other famed sites. As a live pianist plays relaxing music for you, take in the immense view of one of the world's great cities and enjoy a delicious pre-set dinner by the on-board executive chef.
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  • 3 hours
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$229.00
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$229.00

New York City Lights and Skyline Cruise on Yacht
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New York City Lights and Skyline Cruise on Yacht

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For an unobstructed view of New York City's glittering skyline, set sail on this evening cruise around New York Harbor. Travel on-board a 1920s-style yacht with both indoor and outdoor seating areas, and sip a beverage of your choice (additional drinks own expense) as you admire views of the Statue of Liberty and more.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$78.00
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$78.00
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The Manhattan Helicopter Tour of New York (12-15 Minutes)

The Manhattan Helicopter Tour of New York (12-15 Minutes)

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Get a bird's-eye view of New York City on a brief helicopter tour that soars over the Statue of Liberty, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center, and Central Park. While helicopter tours can become expensive quickly, this flight is just long enough to see all the top sights without spending extra time in the air, making it ideal for budget-minded visitors who want to get a comprehensive view of the city.
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  • 12 to 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.00
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$229.00

Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight
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Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

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Catch a bird's eye view of the Big Apple during this helicopter ride in Manhattan. Look out over the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the financial district and more. You’ll also spot top sights like Ellis Island and the Empire State Building during this unique sightseeing flight of one of the world's most iconic cities.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$217.36
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New York Premier Lunch Cruise
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New York Premier Lunch Cruise

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Forget trying to snag a reservation at New York's hot restaurant du jour. Don't wait in line at a popular eatery, either. Instead, indulge in a delicious lunch during this 2-hour cruise on an all-glass boat around New York City that offers you an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty. As a live pianist plays relaxing music for you, take in the immense view of one of the world's great cities and enjoy a delicious pre-set lunch by the on-board executive chef.
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  • 2 hours
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$104.02
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$104.02

Biking Tour of Governors Island

Biking Tour of Governors Island

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If you're looking for a day or half-day adventure that will take you off the beaten path of NYC, Governors Island is a great choice. Known mostly to locals, the island has only been open to the public since 2003, and not yet on the tourist radar. It contains two historic forts and a massive, new public park. It's rich with American and New York history, and has served as a military base since the year 1800. In the 21st century the island has been ingeniously reimagined as an innovative public space. It is home to many arts, education, cultural and environmental non-profits who are finding new and exciting ways to use the space. The island is just 172 acres total, with a 2-mile (3.2 km) perimeter, so it's bite-sized. It's many lawns and shade trees beckon you to enjoy a picnic lunch, and the kids will love it. And, as there are no cars allowed, it's the perfect place to enjoy a bike ride. Rental is for the entire day, so you can stay and enjoy the Adirondack chairs and hammocks.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Manhattan Evening Jazz Cruise

Manhattan Evening Jazz Cruise

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Spend a New York City evening on the water during this relaxing jazz cruise. Perfect for a romantic evening out, the cruise takes you out of the hectic city and lets you enjoy live music and drinks away from the crowds and traffic. Plus, admire views of Lower Manhattan landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Financial District.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$104.00
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$104.00
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NYC Statue of Liberty Tall Ship Sail aboard Clipper City

NYC Statue of Liberty Tall Ship Sail aboard Clipper City

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Admire New York City's famous skyline from the water on this afternoon cruise. Choose from two departure times and set sail around New York Harbor on-board a historic sailboat. Enjoy incredible views of Manhattan and spot landmarks such as One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. While on-board, help raise the sails or even take a turn navigating the ship.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.00
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$78.00

Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride
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Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride

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This custom sightseeing tour on the Hudson River is designed for photographers and tourists alike. Travel on the same media boat that news photographers use to cover breaking stories, and view more than 40 iconic sights—including the New York City skyline—from unique vantage points. The captain’s narration provides a comprehensive overview of New York Harbor, with close-up views of landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

New York Lunch Cruise
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New York Lunch Cruise

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Relax on a comfortable boat as it cruises around New York Harbor and Manhattan on this relaxing 2-hour afternoon cruise that includes an all-you-can-eat buffet and DJ'ed music. Get great views and a different perspective on the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building. And indulge in the delicious buffet lunch wile doing it. Upgrade the afternoon to receive a welcome glass of champagne in a souvenir glass, a table for your party size, and access to a platinum open bar.
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  • 2 hours
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$104.02
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$104.02

New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour
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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

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New York's iconic landmarks, mighty rivers, and islands are even more impressive from the air. On this tour, soar over Manhattan’s most famous sights in a helicopter and enjoy spectacular aerial views of the Big Apple. There's plenty of time time to see Liberty Island, the Empire State Building, and Governor’s Island.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$289.00
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$289.00

New York City Sightseeing Cruise from North Cove

New York City Sightseeing Cruise from North Cove

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Set sail around Manhattan in a bespoke, 1920s inspired yacht during this boutique boat cruise that. Take your spot on the inviting, wood interior and float past the iconic sights of Lower Manhattan before sailing on to the Statue of Liberty. Compare the skylines of Brooklyn and Queens while sipping a drink from the onboard luxury bar.  
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$60.00
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$60.00

New York Sailboat Cruise with Wine and Cheese

New York Sailboat Cruise with Wine and Cheese

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Set sail in the waters of New York City on the only floating designated landmark around on this wine and cheese waterway experience. Float through the New York City Harbor as you sip on top wines and sample local cheese. Cruise alongside the State of Liberty, Ellis Island, Battery Park, Brooklyn Heights and New York City skylines on this relaxing excursion. This tour is the perfect way to unwind on the water and enjoy some of the city's top attractions while sipping wine.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.22
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New York Harbor Live Holiday Jazz Cruise
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New York Harbor Live Holiday Jazz Cruise

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Break up the holiday stress with a classy and relaxing jazz cruise past the New York City skyline. Couples, families, and friends can enjoy a break from the city traffic and listen to live jazz while sailing past the Statue of Liberty and more. All the while, indulge in snacks and refreshments from the onboard bar.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$124.00
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New York Helicopter Flight: Grand Island
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New York Helicopter Flight: Grand Island

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Get an aerial view of New York City on this comprehensive helicopter ride. The sightseeing flight reveals all the top landmarks—from Central Park and Times Square to the Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge. This enables you to see more in minutes than you could in a day of exploring on foot, making the tour ideal for first-time visitors who want to get acquainted with the city.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$363.00
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$363.00

Private Gourmet Picnic in New York City

Private Gourmet Picnic in New York City

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Enjoy a delicious, picture-worthy picnic without any of the work in Brooklyn Bridge Park. With items sourced from local vendors, the picnic will be set up for you—everything from finding the perfect spot to displaying the food. Plus, cleanup is included. The menu includes a variety of small plates and two bottles of Prosecco or local wine.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$600.00
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New York Harbor Jet Ski Tour

New York Harbor Jet Ski Tour

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New York City’s streets can be overrun with city dwellers and travelers alike, making it hard to catch views of top attractions such as the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge. This New York Harbor Jet Ski tour makes seeing these sights (and others) easier than ever by taking you on the water from Rockaway Beach to Manhattan. Plus, your guide knows the massive harbor well, so you won’t get lost.
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  • 4 hours
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$500.00
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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

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See the highlights of New York City from the water on this sightseeing cruise along the Hudson River. Ideal for first-time visitors who want to see as much as possible and avoid waiting in traffic, this cruise offers views of the Manhattan skyline, One World Trade Center, and the Empire State Building, plus close-ups of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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New York Christmas Day Signature Dinner Cruise

New York Christmas Day Signature Dinner Cruise

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Celebrate the magic of the season on the water with a Christmas Day Signature Dinner Cruise in New York. You and your guests will enjoy a holiday dinner buffet freshly prepared by our chef, full bar service, and City Cruises’ distinctive hospitality. While onboard, experience exceptional views of New York City’s iconic skyline, DJ entertainment, and festive décor. Our team will happily take care of the details, leaving you to celebrate the holidays on the Hudson and East Rivers with your friends and family. Happy Holidays!
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  • 2 hours
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$180.40
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Sailing Tour New York with Brooklyn Sail

Sailing Tour New York with Brooklyn Sail

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2.5 hour sails for up to six passengers from Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, One15 Brooklyn Marina, 159 Bridge Park Drive. Views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, World Trade Center, Ellis Island, Governor's Island and Manhattan skyline. Guests are welcome to bring any food or drink--please no red wine or anything that stains or is messy.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$80.00
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Bubbles and Bites Sail in New York City

Bubbles and Bites Sail in New York City

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Savor the traditional New York City brunch with a serious twist on this Big Apple champagne sailing cruise. Tuck into a full buffet, complete with coffee, tea and Prosecco. Enjoy homemade muffins, breads and bagels, plus meats, cheese and more. Relax on board as you make your way through the placid waters surrounding the city and take in epic skylines as you enjoy brunch. This cruise is capped at 40 people, which ensures there's plenty of room on deck. Beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks are available for purchase.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.66
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NYC Insider Tour: Private Yacht Sightseeing Party: Statue of Liberty Close-Ups

NYC Insider Tour: Private Yacht Sightseeing Party: Statue of Liberty Close-Ups

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Best boutique yacht for private sightseeing and entertaining. Enjoy the deck lounge’s open floor plan with spacious seating and cabin lounge with table seating for six. Experience curated amenities including catered meals & service, champagne glasses, luxury wraps & blankets. USCG licensed captain and personal steward provide 5-star service. Our team will help you with everything you need for birthdays, date night, marriage proposals, bachelor or bachelorette parties, intimate weddings, anniversaries, graduations, photo & video shoots. Your excursion includes a personalized itinerary with the best views of the city. Cruise under the sun or discover the magic of the city by moonlight. Rediscover the island of Manhattan. Private yacht with luxury services is sure to please everyone from first-time visitors to jet setters to native New Yorkers.
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  • 2 hours
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$840.00
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NYC Craft Beer Sail aboard Clipper City

NYC Craft Beer Sail aboard Clipper City

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Embark on a unique sailing adventure on this craft beer cruise of New York Harbor. Take in fantastic views of the Manhattan skyline, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty from aboard a replica of a historic tall ship—one of the largest vessels in the country. As you sail, taste six different New York craft beers served with cheese and charcuterie form a local Brooklyn deli. You can even take a turn at the helm if you like!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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